it's a story about what could have prevented the loss of innocent lives and protect the ones of the future. 25 years ago, my mother, lisa, attended pinellas park high school. she was a varsity cheerleader. a member of the honors choir. on february 11, 1988, it was a day like any other day. she and her friends were eating lunch in the commons area when chaos erupted. >> all of a sudden, there was a loud noise, people started screaming, kids were yelling, and it was so confusing and at first i thought there must be a fight. but then i saw all of these kids running toward us, tables were turning over, lunch plates were hitting the ground, and people were screaming, there's a gun, there's a gun!